DBKL to issue show-cause letter to Crackhouse for operating without proper licence

DBKL to issue show-cause letter to Crackhouse for operating without proper licence

Comedy club only had restaurant permit, but needed entertainment one as well, says deputy FT minister

KUALA LUMPUR – The Crackhouse Comedy Club will be made to explain why it has been operating with an improper license, following Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) decision to temporarily suspend its operation.

Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias said DBKL will issue a show-cause letter to the comedy club as it was running with only a restaurant license, and not one needed for entertainment.

“They need both. So they definitely violated the terms (of the license),” he said, as quoted by The Star.

The show-cause letter, he said, will be issued tomorrow (July 12) and the operators of the premises will be given 14 days to provide their response.

He added that Crackhouse’s operators can also make an appeal within 14 days and apply for the entertainment license.

However, he said the approval was the prerogative of DKBL’s licensing committee.

“I will leave it to the committee to investigate whether the present licence has been abused.”

This development comes after DBKL temporarily suspended the operating licence of the comedy club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail yesterday after a video emerged showing a woman donning a headscarf before disrobing and revealing her skimpy clothing.

She was consequently accused of insulting Islam after a video clip of the skit went viral on social media.

The country’s top comedians, including veteran actor Datuk Afdlin Shauki Aksan, said DBKL’s clampdown on the venue is unfair to its operator as the incident occurred during an open mic night.

source – The Vibes


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